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“Great Choice in Central Philadelphia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Ranked #4 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
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washington dc
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55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Choice in Central Philadelphia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

Just stayed at this hotel and had great experience. The location is superb, just 2 blocks from Rittenhouse Square and nearby to many great restaurants and sights. The package we had included parking, which is a huge positive for travelers and as a member of the Kimpton program (you can enroll the same day) you get free wifi. Our deluxe room was spacious, had a great bathroom and a great view of city. Breakfast in their restaurant was reasonable and excellent. The service was the best. We had made reservation at another Kimpton property in Philadelphia and we realized it as we were coming into town. The staff arranged for us to stay at the Palomar and get our reservation switched with no effort on our part. What great service!!!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Hi retireeWashingtonDc,

Glad to see everything worked out for you with the reservation and visit to town! We appreicate your business. Please come back and see us again next time you need a weekend away!

Best,
James
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Great customer service and a comfy, clean room. Work out room was adequate. Loved the wine hour and morning coffee. Very fun decor and cheerful crowd. Breakfast was very good, especially the local sausage and mimosas. The location cannot be beat. Walking distance to great restaurants, spas, bars, drug stores, etc.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Happyswimmers,

Great to see you were able to enjoy both the Hotel and neighborhood. Thanks for sharing your experience! Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

Best,
James
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New York
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231 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

This is my second stay at a Palomar and it was super. The check-in is seamless, the room is always perfect and if I've forgotten anything, the staff will always help.

Oh and did I mentioned the free wine at 5?

I wouldn't change a thing.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DRoman
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
DRoman,

We're a fan of you! Thanks for continuing to come back. See you at wine hour next time!

Cheers!
James
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Just Finnish a 3 night stay at the palomar and really impressed with this hotel.great location and great staff we arrived at 11.30am and check in wasn't to 3pm so thought we would have a long wait but nicki on reception told us soon as room was ready she would e-mail us so we went for a coffee and 20 min later got e-mail saying room was ready great service. The hotel is in a great location not far from 30 st station and in walking distance of all the tourist areas All so near some good eating places this is the first time we have stayed at a kimpton hotel but it won't be the last

Stayed August 2014
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Dear moorlad,

We appreciate you giving us a shot during your recent trip to Philadelphia! Thanks for sharing your experience and we hope to have you back next time you're in town!

Best,
James
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

My husband and I chose the Hotel Palomar to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary and we are very, very glad that we did. From the moment we drove up to the front of the Hotel, we were treated like royalty from the bell hop who took and stored our bags (until our room was ready), to the desk clerks who were able to upgrade us to a King Bed Suite, to the Concierge who sent up complimentary champagne and dessert tray. We fell in love with our room, modern yet comfortable and the spa tub was a wonderful way to relax in the evening. Everything was perfect, including the late night room service. We have decided to return again next year! What an AWESOME experience.! Great job Hotel Palomar!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patricia I
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Dear Patricia I,

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for letting us help you create such great memories! Can't wait to see you again next year.

Best,
James
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

I have stayed at Hotel Palomar in Philly on several different occasions. All I can is simply AMAZING! The staff are always so welcoming, making you feel just like family. They always smile when I walk up to the front desk. I love the King Spa Suite, the bathroom of course is the best with large jacuzzi tub! They are always accommodating with the special orders from room service as well. I would recommend everyone to visit and try out Hotel Palomar, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jsgatlin
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Dear jsgatlin,

It's so great to read that it feels like family here! Glad to see you enjoy the King Spa rooms too! Thanks for the awesome recommendation. We look forward to having you back soon!

Cheers!
James
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Chappaqua, NY
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93 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Great hotel in Rittenshouse Square area. Third time at hotel. Very close to UPenn (where son is a freshman) and allows or should I say caters to guests with pets which is why we like it. Lovely lobby setting with wine served every night. Staff is very accommodating. We are Kimpton Loyalty members and asked for 12N check-in and our room was ready. Also asked for a rollaway for just one night and that was promptly taken care of again. Will be back in 6 weeks.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chappaqua3
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James_AdamsonPHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Hi Chappaqua3,

Aren't we all family now?! Can't wait to see you in 6 weeks. Thanks for continuing to stay with us!

Best,
James
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Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Property: Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Address: 117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5025
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 230
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is the first LEED Gold Certified luxury hotel in the heart of Center City is a testament to superior eco-friendly hotel design, personalized service and genuinely warm hospitality. Hotel Palomar is a unique luxury boutique hotel that features a striking lobby, the critically acclaimed Square 1682 restaurant and on-site fitness center. Throughout our boutique hotel, original artwork dynamically interacts with soft hues, luxurious custom furnishings and original architectural detailing. ... more   less 
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